Researcher/writer on climate, energy, environment issues, disaster risk reduction (DRR), and child rights

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Sana'a, Yemen 🇾🇪

Job no: 560834
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Sana’a
Level: Consultancy
Location: Yemen
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a livable planet 

Download File Terms of Reference CLAC (002).pdf

How can you make a difference?

The consultant is expected to deliver on  the following key deliverables:

  • Produce a detailed  work plan
  • Undertake a comprehensive desk review
  • Compile additional information related to Climate Change issues.
  • Analyze the impact of Climate Change issues on children with a focus on children living in areas exposed to Climate Change threats. 
  • Produce a Draft CLAC Report
  • Produce a Final CLAC Report

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in  geography, environmental science, natural resourcemanagement, meteorology, social and economic development, or related areas. Alternatively, a degree in communications or journalism with demonstrated expertise on environment-related issues can also be considered.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in climate, energy, environment issues, disaster risk reduction (DRR), and child rights
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required

  • Excellent writing skills required.
  • Excellent research skills required.
  • Demonstrated expertise in child rights or any of UNICEF’s main areas of work (health, WASH, nutrition, child protection, social policy, education, gender, health) is considered an asset.
  • Excellent English writing/communication skills. The Consultant should take into consideration, according to the specific areas of intervention, the necessity of communicating in the national language. Knowledge of Arabic is therefore considered and asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable applicants are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: 05 Apr 2023 Arab Standard Time
Deadline: 18 Apr 2023 Arab Standard Time





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